miércoles, 5 de abril de 2017

Johnny Almond Music Machine • Patent Pending



Dusty Groove reviewA stone groover from British multi-instrumentalist Johnny Almond -- stepping out here on a range of instruments that includes tenor, alto, flute, organ, vibes, and mellotron! Like Almond's other session from the time, the set's got a tightly arranged groove that feels a lot like some of the best funky soundtrack work of the late 60s -- an approach that has the larger band vamping in a mix of electric and acoustic instrumentation, while Almond soars out on expressive solos that nicely shift with the feel of each track! A few numbers take on a slightly exotic feel that we really love -- using heavy percussion and a bit of effects to emphasize the groove -- and a good part of the credit for the strength of the album should go to drummer Alan White, who's really cutting it up nicely here! Titles include a version of Yusef Lateef's "Before Dawn", plus the original numbers "Tales Of Junior", "Solar Level", "Voodoo Forest", "Pequeno Novo", and "To RK", a great tribute to Roland Kirk!




Tracks:
1 Ensingle
2 Before Dawn
3 Voodoo Forest
4 Solar Level
5 To R.K.
6 Reversed For Two Horns
7 Pequeno Nova
8 Tales Of Junior


Johnny Almond - Sax [Tenor, Alto, Bari], Flute, Alto Flute, Organ, Vibraphone, Mellotron, Bass Clarinet
Steve Hammond - Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar
Roger Sutton - Bass, Claves
Alan White - Drums, Congas, Cowbell, Percussion
Jimmy Crawford - Electric Guitar
Johnny Wiggins - Piano, Organ
Geoff Condon - Trumpet, Flugelhorn

Producer - Mike Vernon





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2 comentarios:

  1. Hello.
    Do you have maybe his second album Hollywood Blues?
    Have a nice day

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